(VIDEO) Navy rescues drowning deer in Tricomalee; gives birth to offspring

(VIDEO) Navy rescues drowning deer in Tricomalee; gives birth to offspring

Written by Zulfick Farzan

02 Feb, 2021 | 11:23 am

Colombo (News 1st); It’s well known that divers of the Sri Lanka Navy are hardcore, well trained, energetic, and a tough set of unique sailors, whose heroic achievements are hallmarks of this silent service. 

They get themselves involved in a plethora of naval duties including underwater demolitions and immersing in animal welfare isn’t their daily bread and butter. 

But this is an entirely different story.

Video has surfaced of a team of Divers who were involved in operational activity in the Trincomalee harbor had observed a ferocious Dog attacking a Deer on the beach at the entrance to Nicholson Cove. 

According to Navy Spokesperson Captain India De Silva, this helpless Deer was desperate and the only option was to jump into the ravaging sea, which she was forced to do. 

Wading in the sweeping waters and strong currents was not the Deers forte and now she was again struggling to keep her head above the water, out in the ocean. 

This is the time the diving boat immediately came to rescue and as seen in the video, with immense difficulty, managed to lift her into the Dingy and brought her ashore to safety, said the Navy Spokesperson adding the incident took place on the 27th of January.

On the advice of the area Veterinarian, the Deer was kept at the Diving Unit and treated for Dog bites as she may not survive in the jungle with such serious injuries.  

To the surprise of everyone, after two days the Deer gave birth to a baby Fawn at the Diving Unit which immediately elevated the Command Diving Officer as the ” God Father ” of the newly born. 

That ended the saga of the ” Diver’s Deer ” with the christening of the baby Fawn as “Scuba”. 

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